Let’s get into this week’s best performances and closest matchups. Feel free to take a closer look at our rosters, transactions, and matchups by following these links: Legacy League, Prodigy League, Futures League. Likewise, if you’d like to read the previous weeks’ reviews, follow this link.
Best Performance: Ze Wankers (Nic Gardiner)
Some of you newer readers may not know Nic, the prospect king before Brennan Gorman and Adam Garland. He hasn’t been writing this season, but he’s still part of our legacy league. And this week, he reminded the league of his skill with a handy beatdown of This One Time at Band Kemp. Who’s that loser? Oh yeah. Starlin Castro and Jose Abreu led the bats, while Trevor Williams, Walker Buehler, and Jon Lester led the staff. Nic currently sits a half game out of a crowded playoff picture, with two weeks left to inch his way in.
Closest Matchup: Smokin Zieg Zags (Max Posner) vs. Ian’s Pornogriffey (Ian Post)
These two teams tied in three different categories (R, SB, and SV) and were separated by miniscule margins in four more. Ian took the win thanks to winning HRs and Ws by 1. Max did his best, edging out Ian in batting average by .0003. Seriously. That’s insane. Max and Ian sit in 1st and 3rd respectively, heading into the final fortnight.
TRADE ALERT: One minute prior to the trade deadline this past weekend, the following trade was struck
Mookie and the Betts receives: Freddy Peralta and Sean Newcomb
This One Time at Band Kemp receives: Miguel Andujar
Ben desperately needed pitching, and I needed an offensive jolt of electricity, making the deal a win-win.
#1 Killer B’s (KV) and #2 Walker Buehler’s Day Off (Myles Nelson) have a bye and face the winners of the following matchups for two weeks starting next week.
Quarterfinal 1- #5 good Kris, m.A.A.d. Robbie (Jason Dunbar) vs #4 The Gregorius D.I.Di. (Jeff Davis)
Miguel Anduar, Miguel Sano, and Rhys Hoskins helped get Jason’s offense off to a monstrous start that’ll be hard for Jeff to overcome. It appears that Jeff’s hope lies more in taking the pitching stats and trying to snatch stolen bases, a tall task considering he already got his 2-start week from deGrom and Verlander. KV awaits the winner.
Quarterfinal 2- #6 Syndergaarden Cop (Jonathan Metzelaar) vs #3 DothRockies Horde (Austin Bristow II)
This matchup is much closer, as almost all of these categories are still up for grabs. Austin’s team has lost three in a row and needs a win to restore confidence, as well as keep his hopes alive for joining the Legacy League next season, meanwhile Jon is trying to extend his two game win streak as well as his Cinderella dreams. Myles Nelson awaits the winner.
Remember, the top 2 finishers in this league join the Legacy League next season, and the bottom two fall to the futures league.
Best Performance: Lunch Angle (Mike Haas)
Mike helps Pitcher List on more of the back-end materials but took this opportunity to flex his muscles in a 9-1 beat down over Mike’s Cereal Shack on the back of Justin Turner and J.A. Happ. Mike sits only one game out of the playoffs with two weeks left and faces 5th place Brennan this week.